Residents at HC-One’s Northview Lodge care home in Sunderland have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of their local community throughout the coronavirus pandemic, so much so that they have decided to give back.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Northview Lodge have been the recipients of multiple donations, ranging from personal protective equipment to hampers of food and toiletries.
As such, Northview Lodge Residents all decided that they wanted to give back to the community after they have given them so much.
A discussion was had surrounding other vulnerable communities within the area and something close to the hearts of the Residents of Northview Lodge is homelessness.
“I would not like to be homeless during these scary times,” said Northview Lodge Resident Hannah Mathews.
The home has always donated their Harvest Festival leftovers to the church for their soup kitchen, so has a history of donating to homeless charities.
Centre Point is a Sunderland based charity that looks after people from 16-21 who are homeless. The staff and Residents donated items and toiletries and other items such as socks and blankets.
Northview Lodge Home Manager, Patrick Morley said: “I am so proud of the Residents and team at Northview Lodge. Despite these trying times they have continued go the extra mile.”